03 December 2012 ~ 46 Comments

TVS Apache RTR 160

The TVS Apache RTR was launched in 2007 and ever since has become one of the companies’ flagship bikes. The TVS Apache RTR 160 technically comes in the 150cc segment since there aren’t too many bikes in the 160cc space. The bike is powered by a 159.9cc 4 stroke single cylinder engine delivering 11.19 kw power and 13.1 Nm torque. In case you were wondering what RTR stands for, it is ‘Racing Throttle Response’. Other features on the bike include roto petal disc brakes, a wind-resistant tank and a sculpted digital display. The TVS Apache RTR 160 is priced at Rs. 71,340 ex-showroom in Delhi.

TVS Apache RTR 160 Mileage

TVS Apache RTR 160 Mileage

There doesn’t seem to be an official mileage claimed by TVS on its website at least. According to BikeDekho, the claimed mileage of the TVS Apache RTR 160 is around 54 kmpl. This is lower than the mileages claimed by other 150cc bikes like Yamaha SZ-x or Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler. The Yamaha FZ16 though only claims 50.81 kmpl of mileage.

Customer Mileage Reviews

Reviewing the RTR 160, MyIndiaGuide notes that the bike does not have too broad a wheelbase and that has helped it maintain a pretty decent mileage for a 160cc at 50 kmpl. Customers reviewing this bike on Yahoo Answers report a mileage of anywhere between 50-58.5 kmpl. It needs to be noted that except for one user, the rest have not reported above 55 kmpl on their Apache.

The reported mileage is the same on PriceArena. The website has reported the mileage of Apache RTR 160 at 50 kmpl. IndiaMart though has a more conservative figure. According to them, the fuel economy on the Apache RTR 160 is not expected to be more than 42 kmpl on city roads while this could increase to 54 kmpl on the highways.

The best mileage review comes from BikeAdvice. In a review of the bike phase-by-phase, writer Saran notes an extremely impressive mileage of 65 kmpl during the first 1750 kilometers. Post that, it fell down to 62 kmpl for up to 4500 kms. This mileage appears to have fallen down to 56 kmpl till 9000 kms. We could take 56 kmpl as the mileage reported by BikeAdvice for the long term.

BharathAutos provides a more realistic picture. In their review, the website has noted a city mileage of 45 kmpl which can increase to 50 kmpl on highways. The review is similar from IndianDrives that reports a mileage of 50 kmpl on the RTR 160.

Looking through MouthShut, there are over 200 reviews who together rate the Apache RTR 160 a 4/5 on mileage. Customers who have reported the mileage on the site claim the city mileage to be around 50 kmpl while the highways mileage has been reported to be 55 kmpl. The fuel economy reported on the city though goes down to as low as 40 kmpl on some reviews. So overall, one can say that the realistic mileage for city conditions is anywhere between 40-50 kmpl while that on highways is around 55 kmpl.

On Olx, the mileage reported by various customers selling their Apache ranges between 35-55 kmpl. That’s a huge variance and so if you are looking for more specific numbers be rest assured that the customer reporting 35 kmpl definitely looks like an outlier and so the average mileage you may expect is likely to be between 40-50 kmpl.

So should you go for an Apache RTR 160? Well, the bike has other complaints like significant vibrations at high speed. The mileage doesn’t seem to be a great problem given the fact that bikes in this segment tend to do worse than this. So our recommendation would ┬ábe to go through the product reviews of other bikes, take this one for a test drive as well before deciding on a bike. Here is a summary of all mileage reviews

Source, City Mileage (kmpl), Highways Mileage (kmpl)
Official, –, 54
MyIndiaGuide, 50, —
Yahoo Answers, 50-55, —
PriceArena, 50, —
IndiaMart, 42, 54
BikeAdvice, 56, —
BharathAutos, 45, 50
IndianDrives, 50, —
MouthShut, 40-50, 55
Olx, 40-50, —

46 Responses to “TVS Apache RTR 160”

  1. BIKASH BURNWAL (dhanbad ) 27 April 2013 at 12:27 pm Permalink

    new Apache rtr 160 red Colour 2013 model i have and that is very good bike.

    • Ruturaj 30 August 2013 at 4:24 am Permalink

      please tell me what mileage I can expect on Pune roads ( moderate- heavy traffic) provided I take good care of the bike and don’t strain the engine at all in the first 6 months or so ? I’m thinking of buying
      1. Apache RTR 160
      2. Honda unicorn
      3. Yamaha SZ R

      my main concerns are :
      1. mileage
      2. sturdier model
      3. low maintainance costs
      4. Looks

      Please suggest. I’m buying within this week !

      • Chetan 25 May 2014 at 7:35 am Permalink

        In pune
        1. mileage – 50-55 avg
        2. sturdier model – build in Italy, awarded for model multiple times.
        3. low maintainance costs – not for me in 1 year
        4. Looks – New 2014 model have very powerful & sporty beast looks(white) better than Unicorn and SZ.
        Yamaha is worst-no avg and bad engine performance

      • Rishabh jain 12 July 2015 at 1:09 pm Permalink

        Honda unicorn is best than apache&SZ R according to me.

  2. BIKASH BURNWAL (dhanbad ) 27 April 2013 at 12:30 pm Permalink

    Its give me 50- 55 average.

  3. bhaskar banerjee 4 July 2013 at 9:05 am Permalink

    white is the best…….

  4. Bonku @ tvs apache rtr 18 July 2013 at 1:51 pm Permalink

    My elder brother has a new TVS Apache RTR 160. The bike is very good. It is very powerful. The mileage I got is not constant. It varies from 45 to 52 Kmpl.

  5. Karhik N 9 August 2013 at 11:07 am Permalink

    Pls dont buy tvs apache bike

    • Shubh 12 July 2014 at 10:30 pm Permalink

      What is the reason for not buying??
      Plzz tell me a truth bcoz I am planning to buy this bike.. So Plzz tell me true..

  6. dhanasekaran 29 August 2013 at 3:56 pm Permalink

    Hi, i’m going to buy apache RTR 160.
    how’s the bike.?

    • Prabu 27 October 2013 at 2:27 am Permalink

      It’s a race bike for Indian roads. If you like racing, then go for it :)

  7. Krishna Mohan 6 October 2013 at 12:12 pm Permalink

    Hi guys, I had bought my beast 2 months back. It is really awesome . I am totally flat for its rowing sound. And not only that, I am also getting a mileage of 57 kmpl. It’s awesome

  8. Prabu 27 October 2013 at 2:28 am Permalink

    Is there any difference between the old and the new beast model?

    • Abdul Moiz 2 November 2013 at 2:46 pm Permalink

      There is not much difference in the power and the mileage but the looks are!. The older one is more bulky and heavy looking than the 2013 edition. The new variant is more sporty and has decent lookd. Then why wait? Go for the beast!!!

  9. Jai 18 November 2013 at 4:49 pm Permalink

    I am planning to buy Apache 160 cc. Are there vibrations in the latest model? Also how is the engine life? I mean will there be too much maintenance after 2 to 3 years? What mileage should I be expecting in a city like Pune? Please suggest.

    • Chetan 25 May 2014 at 7:29 am Permalink

      Go for it Vibrations are very less than previous apache. Plz Maintain it smoothness initially.
      50+ in pune traffic (my experience)
      New apache2014 has very much comfort than older ones.

  10. MAHESH 11 December 2013 at 1:24 pm Permalink

    Hi I bought Apache RTR 160 old version a year back. It gives a mileage of 40-43 even after 4th service. Can you people guide me on how to get a better mileage

  11. MAHESH 16 December 2013 at 8:15 am Permalink

    I bought a apache 160 a year back it still gives a mileage of 40-43 kmpl even after 4th service anyone guide me to improve the mileage

  12. aniket m 19 January 2014 at 2:30 pm Permalink

    guys now you can get your fav white colour in 160 also…..

  13. Akhil 25 March 2014 at 1:52 pm Permalink

    Tvs Rtr 160 gives me 41 Kmpl average (in city) overall. Riding comfort and gear shifting is a issue in this bike. I have back pain if I ride over 30 Kms in a day and my right foot toe become swollen with a pain.

  14. chetan 14 May 2014 at 2:07 pm Permalink

    the one word for tvs apache series rtr 160 is – AWESOME. if anybody is thinking to have it then buy it immediately.

  15. Chetan 25 May 2014 at 7:26 am Permalink

    – Far more pick up than expected @160cc (Go ahead in traffic)
    – Avg 52-55 tested, which is best @this pickup
    – Smooth gearbox,Good handling,you actually feel powerful on beast
    – Digital Speedometer and good seats.
    – Powerful Headlamp & Horn which matters lot in night & traffic (Unicorn & FZ lags here and in gearbox)
    – Value for money due to good looks(Personal views than Unicorn)
    – TVS changed lot in new Apache for Indians
    – Sporty & good looks with sporty sound, people turn heads to look it in traffic(personal choice)
    – Value for money.

  16. binil 2 June 2014 at 9:25 am Permalink

    always drive between 40-50 for better miliage

  17. krishna murthy 5 June 2014 at 1:53 pm Permalink

    sir i am planing to buy apache rtr 160 suggest me gud eithr want to buy 160n r 180 pls sugg

  18. Robin Roy 27 June 2014 at 3:57 pm Permalink

    I have a new Apache RTR 160 (green colour) 2013 model. This is a very good bike and gives 65 kmpl on highway roads.

  19. akee 1 August 2014 at 12:28 pm Permalink

    does it cool down in winter??.. I mean any ignition problem occurs during early morning??

  20. sushil 2 August 2014 at 4:15 am Permalink

    Hi i’m thinking to buy new TVS RTR 160 in white color but i am worry about maintenance everyone is saying that don’t buy TVS Apache because it gives lots of maintenance.

    please suggest & share your experience.

  21. nikhil 5 August 2014 at 1:39 pm Permalink

    all new apache giving avg of 50+
    thr y n f my showroom apache giveing just 30 kmpl
    overall drive upto nw just 440 hm
    in 750 of petrol its run just 260 km :(

  22. vineeee 13 September 2014 at 6:21 am Permalink

    Apachi rtr 160 allahabad ka real price kya hai plz reply
    Mileage kya hai

  23. happy 4 October 2014 at 5:55 pm Permalink

    Hey i am planning to buy tvs apache 160 but confused b/w apache and honda trigger my main consern is mileage
    Please suggest which bike gives more mileage

  24. Akhilesh 10 October 2014 at 8:04 am Permalink

    38 Average in city. what to do?

  25. Ajay Veer Singh 12 November 2014 at 3:57 am Permalink

    I am going to purchased new bike. So please suggest me which is the best in Apache 160(2014) and Pulsar 150.

  26. Durgaprasad 30 November 2014 at 3:53 pm Permalink

    I bought new Apache RTR 160 in Bangalore before 5 months.

    it is good for 10 days only then bike gone worst and hell.
    do not buy this bike I had an worst experience with this bike and tvs contact people.
    I met with an accident with this bike, because of this manufacturing issue.

    – bike will get shake if you cross 50km and during slow down also(worst defect of the bike nearly 15 times i have taken to show room, they can not able to solve this issue).
    – not at all suitable for long rides because of above problem.
    – there is no proper balance between front and back tiers because of this, ride become worst and I met with an accident also.
    – bike is skiding when you put a break.
    – can not take sharp turns because of design.
    – worst tvs people, can not respond properly, when i contact them for the 1st problem above
    they said that is manufacturing defect, we can not do any thing, if you can go and file a

    this bike has lots of manufacturing defects, initially when i bought it was good,
    but slowly its starts giving me problems after 10 days.

    – firstly it has obliging problem, the handle is getting shake alot after crossing 50KM
    and during slowing down the bike also its getting shake like hell.
    – I have given to showroom people nearly 15 times in 6 months, they are not able to solve the issue finally said that it is manufacturing defect we can not solve this issue,
    if you want you can file a case on TVS company.

    – the worst part is that the could not solve the issue and said the go and file a case.

    – 2nd issue with gear road, if you try to decrease 2 gears at a time, 1 gear will get spiked.
    it creating me lots of problems in traffic especially.

    – this bike do not has pick up in 2nd and 3rd gear, in traffic if you come down to 2nd or 3rd
    gear and try to accelerate the bike it sounds like old bike and cannot move as you expect,
    again problematic in traffic

    above issues i am facing since 6 months and showroom people can not able to solve this issues at all.

    – we can not take sharp turns with this bike, it needs more space to take turns because of its design.

    – most and worst, tvc customer care number do not works at all(try the number in website)
    and if you contact them with the help of show room people, they are the worst people
    and can not respond to you.

    If you want to know more about this worst bike,
    Contact me at : 8147161248(durgaprasad).

  27. sam mahajan 4 December 2014 at 5:58 pm Permalink

    I have purchase apache 160 gray new model 2013 addishan
    its give me 54+ mileage on city/highway
    Its trully rocks

  28. Honda 11 January 2015 at 5:38 pm Permalink

    my tvs apache rtr 160 hiway 80 to 83

  29. Amar 9 February 2015 at 9:32 am Permalink

    mileage of rtr 160 varies from 43-45….

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  31. Rohan 9 April 2015 at 8:47 am Permalink

    I have my apache rtr 160 from last one month.
    It gives 40-45 in cities and 50-55 on highways.

    Overall it is good one

  32. abhishek rai 18 April 2015 at 7:29 pm Permalink

    m study in b.tech 1st yrr
    so i wnt apache rtr180 ya 160 …tell me any one ….kaisa hai ye bike actuly i hve no experience bike so any one tell me plj plj

  33. Mansoor Ali 8 May 2015 at 5:50 am Permalink

    I have a black apache rtr 160 beast. The thing is when is go in the speed 80, their ll be a vibration sound. The sound is due to, the cap down the apache sticker which is place between the handle.

  34. Rohit 28 May 2015 at 9:51 am Permalink

    i am purchasing a new latest appache rtr 160 in next month. please tell me..i am doing good or wrong.

  35. Sandeep 6 June 2015 at 6:27 am Permalink

    Bike is good..but service is very bad
    so maintenance cost is too much….
    bad experience……..

  36. NEERAJ 16 June 2015 at 5:21 am Permalink

    Hi guys,

    i m confused in between APACHE 160 and Honda CB trigger….

    what should i buy?

    i need mileage and longer travel bike for inter state travel..

    please sujjest

  37. balu 29 July 2015 at 8:56 am Permalink

    Apache is made for race superb bike but milage is low 40 the bike is liquore like men fuel

  38. Pawan Agarwala 29 July 2015 at 3:13 pm Permalink

    I own a white 160 cc new model apache & it gives awesome performance and a mileage of 65KMPL on city roads and 75+ KMPL on highway. Please go for it.

  39. vema 1 August 2015 at 10:36 am Permalink

    only 35 to 40 mileage

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